More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • Colorado Springs brewery takes medal at Great American Beer Festival

    Updated: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    DENVER - Despite the party atmosphere, The Great American Beer Festival in Denver - North America's premier annual gathering for brewers and beer fans - is first and foremost a beer geek thing. "This is a little different than an outdoor summer beer fest. It's not just about drinking...

  • Great American Beer Fest survival tip: Have a beer plan, stick to it

    Updated: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    The Great American Beer Festival wraps up tonight with an evening session that, according to those who’ve experienced it, tends to be the most enthusiastic (raucous?) and crowded of the three-day fest. Here are a few survival tips from beer insiders: Mike Bristol, of Bristol...

  • Home is where the hearth is: Cozy up to a fireplace

    Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    Just as porches and patios are warm-weather hubs, when temperatures drop and dusk comes early, focus turns inward to the fireplace, the historical heart of the home in concept as well as construction. Though rarely used as a main, sole heat source in modern times, roughly 60 percent...

  • Starbucks tests craft beer-inspired latte, but not in Colorado

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    We know that coffee and beer are two great tastes that, for the most part, taste great together. Some of our favorite seasonal beers are porters and stouts infused with smoky coffee elements, in fact. Yum. Coffee-flavored beer is one thing, but beer-flavored coffee? Based on our...

  • Beers ease fears at Haunted Brew Fest

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Relax: The goal of The Haunted Brew Fest isn’t to startle you into spilling your beer. They’ll leave that to the “real” haunted houses. With 50 breweries from Colorado and beyond pouring samples of 140 different beers, the Halloween-themed festival, 1-6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Colorado...

  • Watch: Colorado Springs group researches, re-enacts medieval English combat arts

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    In a few centuries, when reruns of "Game of Thrones" and "Lord of the Rings" spark an obsession with medieval English swordplay on campuses galaxy-wide, fans won't have to look far for a playbook. Those lucky future geeks will be able to turn to the compendiums of The Black Falcon...

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo wins prestigious award for exhibit

    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo received top design honors from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for its Encounter Africa exhibit, a 
$13.5 million, 10-acre addition that opened in 2013 to showcase elephants, lions, meerkats and black rhinoceros. The prestigious award - bestowed this...

  • Case of NFL star stirs debate over corporal punishment

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    In May, when National Football League star Adrian Peterson broke off a tree branch outside his Texas home, stripped it of leaves and gave his 4-year-old a "whooping" after the boy misbehaved, he was using the same kind of discipline he received as a child growing up in East Texas - the...

  • Colorado Springs couple honored for 50 years of parish work

    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Edwin and Lea Zorn, longtime parishioners at Sacred Heart Church in Colorado Springs, are among six recipients of the Spirit of Holy Cross Award, bestowed annually by the United States Province of Priests and Brothers to honor the work of Congregation of Holy Cross laypeople in the...

  • This bug's for you, German beers

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    This, from the TMI department: A recent study of 24 German beers revealed the suds contained a host of exotic, unintentional ingredients, from tiny pieces of glass to an almost pristine bug carcass. Researchers say none of the contaminants found are technically harmful to humans,...